This Taurus Model 44 is double-action (DA/SA) revolver has a 6-shot cylinder and a heavy full-lug barrel. Versions with longer barrels have a ventilated barrel rib. Starting in 1977 the barrel included a built-in compensator. Features include adjustable sights, front and rear cylinder locks and rubber grips.
Referred to as factory tuned porting and gas expansion chamber for recoil and makes shooting comfort a reality.
Dual lockup cylinder
Provides stability under extreme chamber pressures.
Taurus Security System (TSS)
Taurus family of semi-auto pistols all feature the Taurus Security System, which provides instant-ready defense with built-in ability to secure pistol and make it inoperable at the turn of a key. When the Security System is engaged, the pistol cannot be fired or cocked and the gun’s manual safety cannot be disengaged. As with revolver Security System, the device is part of the firearm and cannot be lost, and the same special Security Key works for both the revolver and pistol Systems (two keys come with each gun).
The transfer bar mechanism prevents the hammer from striking the firing pin unless the trigger is pulled fully to the rear.